Apple joins battle with Australia's r&d agency

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, May 19, 2005.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I know it shouldn't be, but this is the key:

    Because CSIRO is a government organisation, they put all their earnings back into further research, not having to worry about investors and meeting quarterly profit results etc. Of course, I can see why it doesn't and never could come down to this though. I just reckon it'd benefit the industry as a whole to continue paying royalties to them. It'd be a different story if they were a private company though.
  3. 24C macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    If the patent is valid, then they should get the money, whoever they are. I am sure if the others challenging this held the intellectual property, they wouldn't let it go easily.

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